Jiaqi Zhang is an interdisciplinary artist, creative technologist. She was born in China and now based in Chicago. She holds a BA in English Studies and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her works have been exhibited at venues including CICA Museum, South Korea; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, San Francisco; ICOSA, Austin; Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock; Yoonarte Gallery, Shanghai, and others.
She actively curates exhibitions and produces media arts festivals as an extension for her practice. She is the space operator of TheNeuLithium and a committee member of Commiserate Chicago. Currently, she is a teaching artist at the Evanston Art Center.
I enjoy creating interactive and gamified experiences that cross the digital and physical realms. With a wide range of curiosities, I seek to investigate in the areas of social cognition and behavior, with a particular focus on sensory perception, emotional experience, and collective intelligence. My practice involves collaborating with social scientists, anthropologists, educational learning specialists and nonhumans through a user-centered, process-oriented methodology. Let the creative, collaborative experience itself be the manifestation of the relationship between my audience, my work, and me.